Otis D. Wright II

Personal

Birthday: 
1944
Birthplace: 
Tuskegee, AL
Race or Ethnicity: 
African American
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

U.S. Marine Corps, 1963-1966
U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, 1966-1969
Deputy sheriff, Los Angeles County, California, 1969-1980
Deputy attorney general, State of California, 1980-1983
Private practice, Los Angeles, California, 1983-2005
Judge, Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles, 2005-2007

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, September 5, 2006; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
California State University, Los Angeles
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1976
Name of School - Second: 

Southwestern Law School

The only law school with four courses of study leading to the J.D. degree, Southwestern Law School offers traditional full-time and part-time programs as well as a unique 2-year J.D. alternative curriculum. The campus includes the extraordinary Bullocks Wilshire building, a world-renowned historic Art Deco landmark that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1980

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Central District of California
Court Name: 

California Central District Court

President Nominating: 
George W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
4/16/2007
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